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T.J. Raphael

Digital Content Editor of The Takeaway

T.J. Raphael appears in the following:

Learn to 'Think Like a Freak' with Stephen Dubner

Monday, May 12, 2014

In his new book, "Think Like a Freak," Stephen Dubner, host of the Freakonomics, breaks down the decision-making process and explains why it’s often important to admit defeat.

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Pro-Russian Separatists Claim Victory in Ukraine

Monday, May 12, 2014

A vote on self rule in eastern Ukraine is threatening to throw the fragile government in Kiev off balance. What does the referendum mean within a historical context, and what impact will it have on the nation's uncertain future?

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Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism?

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been more than a year since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released her book "Lean In." But preeminent black feminist  bell hooks says Sandberg's philosophy isn't revolutionary.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson's Mom Explains How to Raise a Brilliant Child

Friday, May 09, 2014

Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman." In the case of astrophysicist, author, radio and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, that great woman would be his mother, Sunchita Tyson.

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Will Dr. Dre Be Hip-Hop's First Billionaire?

Friday, May 09, 2014

According to reports, Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics LLC, the headphone and streaming music company owned by music legend Dr. Dre. The deal could make Dr. Dre the first billionaire in hip-hop.

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News Quiz | Week of May 09, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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Deaths of 40 Vets Spark Calls for VA Reform

Friday, May 09, 2014

According to Congressional officials, as many as 40 veterans died waiting for care at a VA medical center in Phoenix. Many are calling for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, but not everyone in D.C. believe that's the right move.

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Today's Highlights | May 09, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Highlights From Today's Show: In Russia, Friday marks the 69th annual Victory Day, a national holiday celebrated all over the country that marks the Soviet's defeat of the Nazis...The Takeaway's Movie Date Team reviews this weekend’s releases.

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Businesses Rate Consumers. What's Your Score?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Most consumers are familiar with the opportunities to review businesses, but New Tech City's Manoush Zomorodi was surprised to find herself on the other side of the equation when she was reviewed as a customer.

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Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Social activist and feminist writer bell hooks reflects on why the world isn’t more outraged by the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls.

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Can You Trust the Cops?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Protesters plan to crowd a city council meeting scheduled for Thursday to voice their complaints against the Albuquerque Police Department in the wake of several police killings that have caused outrage.

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How Music & Technology Influence Each Other

Thursday, May 08, 2014

From Chet Atkins to Jimmy Page, musicians have been pushing the technical limits of their instruments and gadgets since the first bang on a drum. And today, those limits are being pushed even further.

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Outrage Cripples Nigerians in Face of Kidnappings

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Filmmaker Kenneth Gyang says people in Nigeria are feeling a deep sense of outrage and powerlessness, and some are beginning to conclude that Boko Haram and its kidnappings have become normal in Nigeria now.

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Is This America's Unluckiest Man?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Dwayne Provience was wrongfully convicted and spent almost 10 years in prison before being freed. He was awarded a $5 million settlement, but then the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy and he never received compensation.

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Rubbish: Uncovering the Truth About Trash

Thursday, May 08, 2014

What we throw away, where we toss it, and what gets recycled has been a concern for decades. As more and more Americans are living closer together in urban areas, the trash problem has become even bigger.

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Today's Highlights | May 07, 2014

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Highlights from Today's Show: South Africans go to the polls in the first general election since the death of Nelson Mandela...Alibaba may unleash a giant IPO that could start a global tech fight.

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What's a Bigger Threat: Terrorism or Climate Change?

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

At what point does climate change become a national security issue? One retired general explains why global climate change is not just an environmental issue but a military one, too.

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U.S. Joins Search for Missing Nigerian Girls

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram now has the world's attention. And with reports emerging that more schoolgirls have been abducted—adding to the 250 who are still missing—the pressure is mounting on local authorities to respond and act.

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Finding Good Advice in Strange Places

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The tradition of writing to a wise person for advice is alive and well. And if you're a political reporter—or if you're dating one—the person you might find yourself writing to for romantic advice might be a senator.

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Today's Highlights | May 06, 2014

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Just two of the 39 accused Congolese soldiers were convicted of rape...Today, Senate primaries in North Carolina, Indiana and Ohio are testing the Republican party.

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